Flickr user Harvezt brings you The Dark Side of the Covers
, which recreates 33 rock album covers as seen from the OPPPOSITE direction. Some of the covers are iconic, others are obscure, some of the interpretations are simple and obvious, others are creative and... interesting. (And some are NSFW, but then, some of the original covers were NSFW).
posted by oneswellfoop
on Apr 15, 2014 -
On Jun 4, 1976, between 40 and 100 people gathered to see the Sex Pistols perform at the Lesser Free Trade Hall
in Manchester, a gig that has been called "the greatest gig of all time
." It was attended by members of Joy Division, New Order, the Fall, the Smiths, A Certain Ratio, Ludus, Simply Red, Buzzcocks, Magazine, the producer Martin Hannett, and voted one of the most important concerts of all time, alongside Woodstock and Live Aid
. A documentary about that night is called "I Swear I Was There."
posted by 4ster
on Aug 28, 2013 -
"Inspired by the iconic sleeve of Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures
album, this Waves Mickey Mouse Tee
incorporates Mickey's image within the graphic of the pulse of a star. That's appropriate given few stars have made bigger waves than Mickey!"
posted by obscurator
on Jan 23, 2012 -
"We caught up with the legendary Peter Hook to interview him about the good old days."
Peter Hook's Extraordinary Stories. (1
posted by fearfulsymmetry
on Jun 10, 2010 -
Connecticut's Have a Nice Life
is responsible for one of the year's most acclaimed
, highly conceptual albums this year, Deathconsciousness. The two discs (entitled The Plow That Broke The Plains and The Future, respectively) feature music spanning over five years of collaboration between the two artists, and are accompanied by a 75-page booklet on medieval Italian heretics in lieu of liner notes.
Combining elements of shoegaze
, new wave
, ambient drone
, experimental industrial
, avant-garde dark metal
, and electronic
music, and citing references such as My Bloody Valentine
and Joy Division
to their credit, the original and only pressings sold out within hours
. Full stream of all 85 minutes available here
. Direct mp3 samples here
. [more inside]
posted by Christ, what an asshole
on Jun 28, 2008 -
"I was just besotted."
Rock music does not lack for tragic heroes
; perhaps none more doomed than Ian Curtis
, lead singer of Joy Division
, the post-punk precursor to Madchester's New Order
. Debilitating epilepsy, depression, charges of Naziism, an impending divorce -- 25 years ago, the day before the start of a US tour, Curtis hanged himself in the kitchen of his flat while Iggy Pop's "The idiot" played. His widow Deborah speaks in this new interview
in The Guardian
; is she drumming up interest for the new starring-Jude-Law biopic
posted by docgonzo
on Apr 11, 2005 -